Cheap chips: How low can you go?

Peter Abowd and Jim Mikola have a great article published in the August 2010 issue of Embedded Computing Design. In “Contrasting sprites and GPUs and the HMI modeling approach,” Peter and Jim share their perspective on these budget-friendly hardware solutions. They also explain the best case scenario for each product.

While this article focuses on automotive applications, the discussion is timely. Embedded displays are pervasive. Companies need to delivering a first rate HMI on their next generation product, but they’ve got to keep BOM costs in line. Altia supports the full range of graphics hardware options — from these low cost chips all the way to the high power processors with accelerated graphics capability. We’re committed to helping our customers get winning graphics from their artist’s imagination to the lowest cost hardware in the shortest amount of time.